Android Phones

Motorola admits glitches in Froyo update for Droid X

October 14, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

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Motorola DROID X

Motorola is refreshingly open about the issues that have been found in the Android 2.2 update for the Droid X since it was released OTA in September, and the company has made a neat little list of the most common bugs for our convenience. The coders over at Motorola are currently working hard to fix these glitches, and a patch is on the way. Early on, there were reports about the Froyo update being plagued by audio problems – some unlucky Droid X owners couldn’t even play MP3s or stream audio after the upgrade. While a hard-reset seems to have remedied that particular mischievous behavior in most cases, here’s a list of issues that owners have experienced.

  • Stuck on Moto logo after reboot – this was tough on a few owners. Very sorry about that. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release. If you are still experiencing this issue, click here.
  • Random rebooting – while there always seem to be new conditions that can cause an electronic device to panic, we do have improvements coming that address and eliminate identified panic states. They will be distributed in a future software release.
  • WiFi connection and stability – improvements in WiFi have been developed, to address several problem areas. They will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Battery Manager “force close” errors – under some circumstances, pressing the battery icon under Menu > Settings > Battery Manager results in a forced close error. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Media won’t play – includes “sorry the player does not support this type of audio file,” custom ringtone stop working, video won’t play, etc., until after a reboot. We believe we have identified the cause of these errors. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Music files cutting off the final four seconds or so – a solution has been developed. It will be distributed in a future software release.

Via [Motorola, AC]